Julius Now Considering Wisconsin

Backing off his Florida commitment over the weekend, Winter Garden (FL) West Orange senior wide receiver Jalen Julius is now considering Wisconsin after the Badgers quickly come through with a scholarship offer.

The Wisconsin wide receiver department is lacking in depth and talent, something the Badgers are looking to correct by restocking the cupboard on the recruiting trail. Wisconsin has been keeping busy in Florida and extended another offer in Winter Garden (FL) West Orange senior wide receiver Jalen Julius, a former Florida commit who is now looking at options.

“I am considering Wisconsin because they said I could come in and start as a true freshmen,” Julius told BadgerNation. “The tradition at Wisconsin is also amazing.”

Being recruited by defensive backs coaches Bill Busch and Ben Strickland, the Badgers moved quickly on the 5-11, 175-pound wide receiver by offering him after only a few days of conversations.

“I talked to Coach Strickland a lot the past couple of days,” said Julius. “He is a nice coach from what I know right now…They said they wanted me to become a Wisconsin Badger. If I become a Badger, they will be getting an explosive player.”

Ranked a three-star prospect and the No.69 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, Julius de-committed from the Gators over the weekend and says Louisville, Ohio State and Ole Miss are the three schools currently recruiting him the hardest.

“At the moment, I don’t have a top list or anything,” said Julius. “I know for sure I am going to take official visits to Louisville and Ole Miss. I might visit Wisconsin and use one of my five official visits on them.”

With Julius putting his recruitment on the back burner, he is willing and ready to become a leader for a team that has set high expectations for itself.

“For this upcoming season, I want to win a state championship and just get better as a player,” said Julius. “I am going to try and be a leader. It is something I am used to and I have always been a leader. I led a lot in my 11th grade year. My style of game is kind of crazy. When I get the ball in my hands I try to score and when I am on defense I try to strip the ball. I can’t wait for the season.”


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